Hospitality employees work incredibly hard around the clock to keep our communities buzzing, in Hotels, Pubs, Clubs, Cafes and Restaurants right across the state.
These very same hospitality workers also face some of the most insecure employment conditions in Australia.
Most are employed casually and often feel as if they are at the mercy of their employer with regard to whether or not, and how much work they get each week.
Many work weekends and late night shifts, and are now facing the erosion of their pay through ongoing penalty rates cuts.
It's not fair - but it doesn't have to be that way. By working together we can win change.
What does a Unionised workplace look like in hospitality?
Imagine: You go to work on a Sunday and get 250% pay, and you KNOW it can't be touched by the Government - your penalty rates are secure in your EBA. And what's more - you know that any time your employer wants to change things, you and your fellow workers will have a say in what happens.
That's what it's like for staff at Crown Perth - a unionised hospitality site.
You can protect your penalty rates too - the first step is to join your Union.
Not only are Penalty Rates important in enabling hospitality workers to earn a liveable wage, they also fair compensation for putting in hours that most people spend relaxing with friends and family.
Through our Union, hospitality workers across Australia are fighting for greater work security, secure penalty rates and better pay.
Because everyone deserves a Job You Can Count On.
Crown Perth is the biggest hospitality employer in WA. Thousands of people work here – so it’s easy to feel like you’re just a number.
That’s why casino workers have joined together in United Voice – Australia’s Casino Union.
Our Union is thousands of Crown workers with one powerful voice. We are standing together to win secure jobs with fair pay and good working conditions.
We come from every department of the casino, from table games, food and beverage, cage and count, hotels, security, and more.
What we’ve achieved together...
We’ve been united, active and strong for many years, and have celebrated some big wins. We’re proud to be some of the best paid hospitality staff in Western Australia - with some really great workplace conditions – all won through Union power.
In our last agreement, we won a commitment from Crown that our Penalty Rates would not be reduced. And this time around we won a commitment from Crown that Penalty Rates wouldn't even be on the table at negotiations.
Our strength is in numbers. The more of us who join our Union, the stronger our voice will be.
Every member who joins means more power to win better pay and conditions, and to make sure we are treated with respect at work.